Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
Matthew 27: 55 – 56
Going through life there are periods of helplessness that are some of the most difficult a person will ever experience. Often folks think its when tough things happen to themselves but for those who’ve walked this road, they know there is nothing worse than watching a loved one suffer. Looking at the person you love knowing there is nothing you can do has broken many people. In this reading today Mary Magdalene, Mary Jesus’s mother and some others were watching Jesus suffer without being able to do anything. What must that have been like to them? The only good thing here was that they did not suffer alone, they had each other.
Prayer: Father sometimes life is very difficult. Thankfully human beings care for one another and are there for one another. May I receive care from others and offer care to others as needed.
Action: Reach out to someone today who might need a comforting word or friendly face. Pray with them.